Over his more than dozen years in the politics, Brett Schenker has made his mark in Washington, DC and in the political e-communications arena. Schenker’s work has ranged from legislative activities, campaigns, and political action committees (PACs) to advising associations and multi-million dollar corporations on technology solutions, new media, and email strategy.
During his tenure, Schenker has been at the forefront of emerging technology and has carved out a unique niche to blend his love of technology with his degree in political science. He was an early adopter of Twitter; launched live multi-channel streaming videos with UStream for the Dodd for President campaign; created a high-profile visit to Second Life with then-Governor Mark Warner; and has been involved in key aspects of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) legislation.
Schenker’s past experience has also included work as the Special Assistant for Senator John Kerry; as the Database Administrator for Mark Warner’s Forward Together PAC; Deputy Internet Director for Chris Dodd for President; Internet/Database Director for Virginians for Brian Moran; as an Email Deliverability Specialist for Salsa Labs, a management and online fundraising software firm; and as a legislative staffer for the Erie County Legislature. He currently is the Email Deliverability Specialist for NGP VAN.
Brett holds a degree in Political Science from the University at Buffalo. He is involved with the SUNY Washington Internship program, acting as a speaker and mentor to its students and has served on the Parature Inc. Technology Advisory Board and writes for the blog Graphic Policy.